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Certificate in Green IT  Foundation

The Foundation Certificate in Green IT is the industry leading certification from the Institute providing candidates with the knowledge and skills to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs in their organisation.
  • Overview

    What are the learning outcomes?

    The purpose of the Foundation Certificate in Green IT is to certify that the candidate has gained knowledge of terminology, an understanding of key concepts and has comprehended the best practice principles of 'Green IT'.

    Upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this qualification, candidates can expect to have gained knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

    • An overview of Green IT
    • Internal assessment of your organisation
    • Improving your organisation’s Green IT credentials

    For further information please read the syllabus

     
    Who is it aimed at?

    The certificate is designed for all IT professionals and anyone who requires a fundamental understanding of the subject area, including managers for Corporate Social Responsibility, Procurement and Infrastructure, and those who need to understand what green IT can do for them and their organisation - irrespective of industry sector.

     
    Entry Requirements:

    There are no formal entry requirements for accredited courses, but it is targeted at anyone involved in or interested in Green IT. It is also aimed at anyone within IT with relevant experience who wants to gain knowledge in this area or understand where their role fits in the wider environment of Green IT.

    It is recommended that all candidates attend an approved training course run by an accredited Training Provider.

  • Book Exam

    This section contains information and documents that will help you take this examination.

     

    Structure of the Exam

    • The examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
    • It will be a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
    • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).
    • Accredited Training
      If your business language and mother tongue is not English then you are entitled to an additional 15 minutes. Please contact your Training Provider to request the additional time. You are allowed the use of a paper dictionary.
    • Attending Public Examination only
      If your business language and mother tongue is not English then you are entitled to an additional 15 minutes. Please contact your Training Provider to request the additional time. You are allowed the use of a paper dictionary. Candidates taking the examination only must complete the Extra Time Request form available to download from the website and send it to BCS a minimum of three weeks before the exam date.
     

    Exam Options, Dates & Locations

    There are three exam options for this certification:

    • Accredited Training Provider (course & exam)
    • Public Examinations (exam only)
    • Online Examination (exam only)

    Accredited Training Provider
    It is recommended that candidates take an accredited training course prior to taking the exam. If you attend an accredited training course, details of the exam can be obtained from your Training Provider.

    Public Examinations
    Time: 10.00am - 11.00am (1 hour)
    Venue: BCS, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

    • Friday 12 September 2014
    • Friday 5 December 2014

    Public examinations must be booked and paid for a minimum of three weeks prior to the examination date (subject to availability). If you are applying directly, you should register and pay online using our Online Registration Facility.

    Online Examination
    Taking the exam online via a computer based examination centre provides you with your exam result immediately. You can book to take the exam at many of the Prometric or Pearson Vue test centres around the world.

    • Prometric has in excess of 5000 test centres in over 160 countries.
    • Pearson Vue has in excess of 4000 test centres in over 140 countries.
     

    Exam Fees

    Public Examinations cost £145 (exc VAT).

    If you are booking via an Accredited Training Provider or via an online examination centre then you can obtain information on fees and charges by contacting them directly.

     

    Register for the Exam

    Training Provider
    If you are taking training through an accredited training provider, you will obtain and submit your registration form through them.

    Public Examinations
    You will need to register and pay online using our Online Registration Facility a minimum of three weeks prior to the exam. The preferred exam date will be subject to availability.

    Please note that an additional fee is chargeable for late cancellations

    Online Examination
    You can book an online exam either with Prometric or Pearson Vue.

    Extra time can be requested for candidates with a disability. Please refer to the reasonable adjustments policy for detailed information on how and when to apply.

    Extra time can be awarded for candidates who sit the exam in a language which is not their mother tongue and where the language of the exam is not their primary business language. Please refer to the reasonable adjustments policy for detailed information.

  • Training Providers

    Further information about the Certificate in Green IT can be obtained from our Accredited Training Providers.

  • Related Publications

    Green IT for Sustainable Business Practice: An ISEB Foundation GuideGreen IT for Sustainable Business Practice: A Foundation Guide
    This book provides a fundamental understanding of the importance of IT when trying to achieve an organisation’s green objectives. It gives advice and guidance on creating an action list to identify and address Green IT requirements.

     

    Green IT: Managing your carbon footprintGreen IT: Managing your carbon footprint
    This ebook looks at the various aspects related to the increased demand for green credentials and offers advice on how to incorporate sustainable practices into your business strategy.